As an alternative to the Rasenmähertreckerrennen Thönse, which was known nationwide and had been held for the last time ever in 2013, its organizer Thönse24 e.V. hosted a street festival in Thönse for the first time.
On this occasion we were allowed to represent our NGO with a stand free of charge among bouncy castle and others.
Even slight rainfall could not dampen the mood so that we were able to conduct lots of engaging dialogue.
In addition to information about the NGO the visitors were awaited by native Ugandan treats which were praised despite of our improvable cooking talents.
At last we are glad to have received numerous monetary contributions and we want to thank all the donors.
After the successful first exchange trip between the Tanzanian orphanage "Watoto wetu Tanzania" and the Ugandan school "Divine Mission Junior School" in 2012 in Dar es Salaam, it was not a question that the cooperation had to be continued. From 6/30/13 to 7/7/13 the second round had come, and it was time for the visit in Kampala.
Like the former volunteers Mark and Johanna two years ago, we - Tom and Lina - also organized Christmas celebrations at Divine Mission Junior School. To celebrate Christmas in school, we wanted to offer the children a nice little Christmas dinner, especially for those who could not afford a proper dinner for Christmas at home. As the school holidays had already begun, it was nice to have the children back in school.
We expected to have 150 children attending the celebrations for which we had to provide food for. Some of the food like onions and potatoes were brought by a teacher who spent the holidays in his home town Kabale. Tom’s parents, who visited Uganda over Christmas, and the Divine Mission School supported by donators, provided everything else.